As much as it is comforting and flavorsome in food, ginger offers a gamut of health benefits when used in aromatherapy. Known for its ‘warming’ properties, ginger essential oil acts as a tonic for the digestive system, joints as well as the mind.
Aromandina Ginger Essential Oil is obtained from fresh ginger roots organically grown and harvested in Ecuador.
Ginger oil is safe to use in pregnancy and may be used to curb morning sickness or nausea caused by motion and stomach upsets.
Poor appetite may be a result of something as simple as indigestion or something deep-rooted as depression. Ginger oil not only balances the digestive system, it also lifts up a lonely spirit with its spicy aroma. It can be especially helpful in alleviating gastric discomfort, flatulence and acidity.
Ginger oil is helpful during the long, cold winter months when many people experience depression, lethargy and loneliness due to the weather. At these times, ginger oil adds the much needed spice and zest by energizing the body, improving sexual libido and helping the mind focus.
Ginger oil also boosts circulation and provides instant relief from cold extremities and dull, lifeless skin.
Combine it with a carrier oil and massage this warm oil for an excellent remedy for tired, achy joints or rheumatic arthritis.
According to author Peter Holmes, “Clearly just as ginger provides deep warmth and stimulation on the physiological level, its fragrance works deeply into the psyche bringing energy and strength to some of the deepest sources of our power”.
In moments of pessimism and low morale, ginger essential oil serves to motivate the mind and help it find direction.
If you have strong plans for the future but lack willpower or confidence to go through with them, ginger essential will inspire you to be proactive and take consequential action.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has forever used Ginger as a remedy for ‘moisture induced’ maladies like diarrhea, rheumatism and catarrh. The warming properties of ginger are believed to neutralize the ill effects of dampness and moisture which may have an intrinsic or extrinsic source.
For instant relief from nausea, depression and lethargy, take a few sniffs of the oil from a tissue.
Add it to hot water and use it as a compress for sore joints and achy muscles.
Ginger oil can be combined with carrier oil and used for massage.
Use it in a diffuser to spice-up your surroundings.
Don’t apply the oil directly to your skin and avoid going out in the sun after topical application.
Why are they used?
Parabens are antimicrobial and antifungal which makes them an ideal preservative in so many products.
Where are they found?
Shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, tooth paste, mouth wash, deodorant, antiperspirant, moisturizers, shaving gels, lubricants, spray tanning solutions, sunscreens, medical ointments and tablets, processed foods, face powders, foundations to name a few.
Why are they dangerous?
Parabens are estrogen mimickers. What this means is they can dock onto a cell receptor reserved for estrogen and cause the cell to behave as if real estrogen has docked. All hormones in the body are released at specific times and in specific order under the guidance of the endocrine system. When this immaculate orchestration becomes disrupted by estrogen mimickers from outside sources (food, air, water, cosmetics, personal hygiene items etc…) hormonal chaos ensues; cells start sending feedback to the endocrine system that they received estrogen when none was sent to them, the endocrine system responds with hormones which are not intended at this time and before you know it irregular periods, too much estrogen, not enough progesterone, not enough testosterone and host of other hormonal imbalances begin. To give you an analogy, this would be like someone turning on the sun in the middle of the night when nature is set to sleep and rest. Parabens have been linked to breast cancer, breast tumors (parabens have been found inside breast tumors when the tumor was autopsied), weight gain, abnormal fetal development, male reproductive abnormalities, depression and infertility.
Can’t get pregnant? How can parabens lead to infertility?
When your body’s hormones are out of balance, your ability to produce healthy eggs and sperm as well as your ability to ovulate and prepare the uterine lining (endometrium) for conception becomes difficult and impaired.
How do they get inside us and why can they cause all these health problems?
Parabens can be easily absorbed through the skin, the gastric mucosa (digestive system) and via the blood. Once inside the body they tend to bio-accumulate in the fatty tissue and breast tissue (which is mostly fat). Because our body stores parabens, over time, so many have been stored that their effect on the body becomes overwhelming resulting in hormonal imbalance and disease.
Below is a table from the Breast Cancer Fund (www.breastcancerfund.org), showing the link between breast cancer and chemicals found in everyday products.
Become vigilant about parabens. Screen every product you buy for methylparaben E218, ethylparaben E214, propylparaben E216, butylparaben (no number) and any other chemical name ending in ‘paraben’. Refuse to buy products from companies which have not stopped using parabens. The negative health effects of parabens have been well studied and documented. And while some companies are banning parabens from their production there are still many which prefer to use this cheap preservative rather than switching to more expensive natural preservatives. There are natural preservatives such as grape seed, which can be found in many natural organic personal hygiene products, cosmetics and organic food.
Spread the word and share this information with your family and friends and especially those who can’t get pregnant. No one wants to see a loved one die from breast cancer or prostate cancer and so many men and women simply are unaware of the link between their tooth paste, deodorant, body lotion or foundation and infertility or breast/prostate cancer.
What are your thoughts? Are you already using all natural and organic cosmetics and personal care products?© 2010 Iva Keene and Natural Fertility Prescription WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR EZINE OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this text with it: Leading Fertility Naturopath Iva Keene publishes the ‘Ultimate Fertility’ ezine with tips to get you pregnant ASAP. Join the 1,000+ subscribers and get your FREE Fertility Tips now at www.Natural-Fertility-Prescription.com Note from Cristina: All ingredients used in our Aromandina products are carefully screened for authenticity, purity and quality and are free of pesticides, parabens and any type of synthetic preservative.
Stretch Marks are a common form of scarring that can occur when abdominal skin is overstretched during pregnancy. The following oils are highly effective and beneficial during the second trimester:
Frankincense: Has a peaceful and calming effect on the mind and helps in relieving stress and anxiety. It’s tissue regenerating properties make it very effective in lightening scars and stretch marks. Lavender: Soothes and calms the nerves; can help prevent and diminish stretch marks. Sandalwood: Induces a state of mental relaxation and; soothes cracked, chapped and irritated skin; recommended for stretch marks and scars. Grapefruit: Helps in uplifting and reviving the mood; is also known for its mild digestive properties.
Aromandina’s Mommy Body Oilis an effective essential oil for minimizing stretch marks as it nourishes the skin to prevent scarring and also acts as a relaxant for the mother-to-be. The product is a combination of the above mentioned essential oils that can be safely used during pregnancy. This body oil may be massaged over areas prone to stretch marks like the abdomen, hips and thighs or may be inhaled deeply to ease anxiety and nervousness.
Symptoms of Emotional Discomfort like stress, fear, insomnia and anxiety are not uncommon during the second trimester. Here are some essential oils that encourage deep relaxation for the mind and body:
Lavender: A natural sedative that calms the nerves and regulates cardiac activity. It also alleviates nervousness and calms a restless, hyperactive state. The de-stressing properties help in counteracting anxiety, irritability, nightmares and restlessness. Mandarin: A sweet and soothing scent, it is ideal for curing restlessness, anxiety and sleeplessness in children. Palo Santo: It invokes a feeling of sacredness akin to entering a temple; frees the mind from mundane thoughts; and has a purifying effect on the mind.
The SERENO Sleep Time Essential Oil is a blend of all these essential oils that relieve stress and calm the mind. The benefits of the SERENO Sleep Time Essential Oil can be delivered via various modes. These are: